De-Biasing Discussion

Posted: 26 Jan 2012

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Giovanni Gavetti

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business

Date Written: April 6, 2011


This group exercise induces students to: a) recollect and share personal experiences with cognitive biases; b) reflect on how such biases can be countered. The exercise assumes that students are familiar with mental biases, especially those that might affect strategic decisions such as anchoring, confirmatory traps, overconfidence, et cetera.

Learning Objective: To help students recognize and counter mental biases when they manifest themselves in real-life decision settings.

Suggested Citation

Gavetti, Giovanni, De-Biasing Discussion (April 6, 2011). Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Case No. 711-519, Available at SSRN:

Giovanni Gavetti (Contact Author)

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

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